Bennie Carlton Wood
Class of 1955
The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - April 18, 2007
Bennie C. Wood
PORTSMOUTH - Bennie Carlton Wood, 70, of Prospect Parkway, passed
away April 16, 2007, in his residence after a long battle with
cancer. He was born Sept. 13, 1936, to the late Jesse and Ozelle
Wood. "B.C." was a member of West Park Church of Christ. He retired
as a senior firefighter for the City of Portsmouth where he received
the Firefighter of the Year award twice during his career. He was a
member and past master of Masonic Midday Lodge (Portsmouth Lodge No.
100) AF&AM, member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, member and past
president of the James Hurst Elementary PTA and a past Portsmouth
Fire Department Honor Guard.
Bennie is survived by his loving wife of more than 50 years, Verlie
J. Wood; two sons, Phillip A. Wood and wife Rebecca and Ronald K.
Wood and wife Cindy, both of Chesapeake; five grandchildren, Kristi,
Kourtney, Kyndal, Ryan and Christine; and four great-grandchildren,
Austin, Adrianna, Desmond and Jelisha.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in West Park Church of
Christ by Mr. Keith Lewis. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial
Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home,
Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 7 to 8 p.m.